The Benefits of a Private Workspace for Remote Employees
Professionals across the country spent the better part of the last year adjusting from full-time office life to working from home, and many of them got quite comfortable. Working from home comes with a number of benefits, from increased flexibility to more time with family to saving time and resources on commuting.
However, many workers have found that it’s difficult to stay focused and productive all the time when working from home. To strike a balance, many companies are implementing hybrid models that allow employees to split time between home and an office.
For many Americans, it’s not a moment too soon. If you’re a full-time remote worker, you might be getting pretty tired of working from your dining room table. Going to a private workspace outside the home at least one day a week (or whenever important work needs to be done) can make all the difference. Here’s why:
Being around your children and pets can make working from home seem like a dream. Other times, the noise and distractions that come with being around your loved ones can make staying focused and on task an incredible challenge.
54% of employees say they have more distractions at home than in the office. Of employees who say they work less when they work from home, 40% cite difficulty focusing as one reason.
Of course, it’s usually not an issue of will power — it’s the product of the home environment. Many employees don’t have a dedicated “office” space in their apartment or house. That means projects, ideation sessions, important client meetings all need to be executed from the kitchen table, the sofa, or a desk stowed in the bedroom. Limited space makes it difficult to establish a sense of separation between work and home, and can make staying organized a major headache.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. When you can slip away to a clean, distraction-free office space, you get just the environment you need to focus whenever you need it the most. No kids, no roommates, no Blippi blasting from an iPad in the other room. Just peace and quiet, even if only for a day.
Working from home has made meetings more stressful and complicated for most people. After all, it’s hard to perform to the best of your ability when worrying about spotty wifi, “charming” pet interruptions, or the stack of dishes in clear view behind you.
A private, professional office makes Zoom meetings tolerable by providing you with the digital infrastructure and quiet needed to execute. No buffering video feeds, no kids yelling or construction noise in the background. Many providers offer flexible memberships that make private workspaces appealing to sole proprietors, freelancers, and other individuals in addition to larger companies.
With some private workspaces, you also have the option to reserve meeting rooms where you can host client meetings or team brainstorming sessions in person. That way, you get the best of working from home, with the flexibility to be meet face-to-face when it matters the most.
Additional Perks and Amenities
Office life comes with a number of perks that you likely didn’t even think about before WFH. Picking up a quick cup of coffee in the kitchen without ever needing to restock, never worrying about the toner levels in your printer, a scanner that works the first time — these small benefits are lost to remote employees.
Employees that have access to a private workspace gain back some of those in-office perks. When looking for a workspace provider, be sure to look out for benefits such as:
Whether your company is staying fully remote or only going back to the office part time, you don’t have to stay trapped at home seven days a week. A private workspace can provide more work-life balance for remote workers, as well as a quiet place to work on important projects.
Premier Workspaces offers flexible hybrid membership plans (and all the amenities listed above) so you can choose what works best for you.